Despite my dislike for all things outsourced, my first experience with DELL's call center in India was a largely positive one.So this week, during a particularly intense session of software testing, the 500GB hard drive on my DELL Precision 530 decided to kick the bucket.
Irreverent, unapologetically arrogant and uncensored, IT Professional Services industry veteran Jason Perlow muses on a cornucopia of topics on all matters of Information Technology.
Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
In a brief email sent to customers at 10:45PM EST, Verified Identity Pass notified its 250,000 customers that the CLEAR service was no more (click on photo to enlarge)Well I can't say that it was unexpected, but it's definitely a bummer.Click on the "Read the rest of this entry" link below for more.
How much more of the "Apocalyptic meteoroid-comet-asteroid-moon gonna hit the Earth/need to save us with a daring suicide mission involving nuclear weapons or a secret government project" genre can we possibly take?Ah yes, Father's Day.
Bacardi's misogynistic Israeli Internet advertising campaign will only get them scores of disdain from American consumers. What the hell was Bacardi thinking?
Frugal Friday: Angry Mac Bastards, iPhone 3G S Mania, Fedora 11, ProxMox, Mono, Presidio Networked Solutions
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss how I incurred the wrath of the Angry Mac Bastards (see 1:05:50 mark in AMB podcast, explicit language) The iPhone 3G S launch, Red Hat's Fedora 11 release, ProxMox virtualization, the never-ending Mono debates, and interview Dave Hart, CTO of Presidio Networked Solutions.
The iPhone 3G S, Fully Disassembled, courtesy of RapidRepair.comYou knew someone would do it.
Would you be willing to sacrifice this cute little puppy for an iPhone 3G S? Or de-friend your closest friends and family on Facebook, for two years?
My DVD collection is 3 layers deep and takes up 2 tall ugly fiberboard IKEA book cases. I'd like to get them out of my living room and into a random access, cataloged digital media format.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the Digital TV transition, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Oracle/Sun/OpenSolaris, Intel's Wind River acquisition, and talk with Mark Hinkle, Community Manager for Zenoss.Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.
Microsoft is abandoning its personal finance software, Microsoft Money, after over 16 years of development and marketing. But why abandon perfectly good software when it could be released to the community as an Open Source project?